Lenovo outs trifecta of tablets at IFA
With all the big Samsung announcements, we almost overlooked a trio of Android tablets that Lenovo showed off at IFA last week. Lenovo looks to be taking some shots at Asus with these devices, as two of them have keyboard docks. But enough about friendly market competition, let’s get into the good stuff – specs!
First up is the IdeaTab S2110, which is being hailed as the flagship device of the line. It’s rocking a 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 HD display, Ice Cream Sandwich1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a 5MP rear camera. Surprisingly, it’s running on a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, and not the Tegra 3 that we’ve been seeing in newer tablets.
As mentioned, the device also features a keyboard dock, which doubles the battery life from an estimated 10 hours, to over 20 hours. Other specs include a 1.3MP front-facing camera, micro-SD card slot, mini-HDMI out, Bluetooth 4.0, and a built-in FM radio. The IdeaTab S2110 can be yours for $399.
Next up is the IdeaTab A2109, featuring a smaller, 9-inch 1280 x 800 display, ICS, 16GB of internal storage, micro-SD card slot, and mini-HDMI out support. It also has that snazzy keyboard dock, just like its older cousin, but here’s where it gets interesting. While the screen is smaller, the A2109 is packing that quad-core Tegra 3 beast that we mentioned. Even with the faster processor, this 9-incher comes in at a lower price point than the S2110, at just $299.
Last but not least, the IdeaTab A2107 packs all the same specs as the A2109, but with a 7-inch, 1280 x 800 HD display. There’s no word on whether this one will have a keyboard dock, due to its smaller form factor. Pricing is up in the air as well, although it’s expected that the A2107 will come in at around $199-$249, putting it in direct competition with the Nexus 7.
So, are you impressed with Lenovo’s latest offerings? Sad that none of them will ship with Jelly Bean? Let us know in the comments!